Plan for Parent-Teacher Conferences with these 3 Steps

This Glow and Grow strategy will be the perfect solution as you plan for parent-teacher conferences this year. Both teachers and administrators are always trying…

How to Organize Genius Hour

How do you organize Genius Hour in elementary classes? With all of those students and moving parts, it is hard to imagine that it could…

5 Ways to Use Invisible Ink in the Classroom

When Spring Fever sets in, it’s time to pull out the bells and whistles. AND…by bells and whistles I mean invisible ink, of course! If…

DIY Number Function Box

Function boxes, or “in and out machines”, are a great way to introduce basic algebraic thinking to young learners. Students analyze the input and output…

Greater Than Less Than Chompers

Try not to judge. My kids eat a lot of Hubba Bubba bubble tape. Like, a lot. Trust me when I tell you that I…

Accordion Envelope Books

  In this post, I would like to show you how to make an accordion envelope book. If you are still recovering from the stretch…

Super Sleuth Challenge

Are you looking for an easy way to offer enrichment to your students? Super Sleuth is one way to provide daily challenge for students. I…

Stretch Books

Stretch books are an all time student favorite in my classroom. They have a “wow” factor. That’s for sure! Every time I make a stretch…

Paper Bag Books

Oh yeah! It’s Week #4 of the Undercover Classroom Fold-a-thon! This summer, I have been dishing out the secrets behind all of my favorite foldable…

Double Lapbooks (& More!)

If you are new to folding in the classroom, welcome aboard! Folding is an easy way to spice up your teaching! If you are late…